(June 08, 2015) --

Make this summer one your children will remember as they get off the couch, shut down the electronics, and head for adventure at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab! DISL's Discovery Hall Programs offer half-day and full-day camps for children 5-13, and each camp experience promises fun, education, and an appreciation for our beautiful environment.

Classes fill quickly, so make your reservations today for the date you'd like by visiting http://www.disl.org/educational-programs/onsite-programs-k-12/summer-programs/day-camps/ , emailing DHPSummer@disl.org or calling 251-861-2141 x7515

Oceans Alive!, for 5 - 8 year-olds (Dates: June 3; June 12; July 17; and August 3. Time: 1pm to 4:30pm. Fee: $35 per student.)

The Gulf of Mexico offers a wealth of material for developing minds and curious senses in "Ocean's Alive," a half-day adventure for children ages 5-8 and their parents/grandparents. Combining arts and crafts with a beach walk adventure, the educators at the Sea Lab usher children and adults into a deeper appreciation of the marvelous Alabama coast. Lessons in marine biology, ecology and zoology are introduced in hands-on activities so fun, your children will discover that learning can be a blast!

Survivor - Dauphin Island, for 9 - 11 year-olds. (Dates: June 5; July 3; and July 31. Time: 10am to 4pm. Fee: $50 per student. Parent attendance permitted but not required.)

Visit Dauphin Island for the day and learn how to be a "survivor!" Campers will learn about various fishing methods, and put each to use! Everyone will go fishing, using rod-and-reel and castnet, crabbing, enjoy swimming time, and more. An inside look at the catch-of-the-day with an instructor-led dissection is sure to be an interesting part of this program. This single-day adventure and will be limited to 15 campers, so sign up early!

Art-Sea Discovery, for 8 - 13 year-olds. (Dates: June 4; June 19; and July 24. Time: 9am to 4pm. Fee: $50 per student.)

Join us for a one-day camp featuring exploration of Dauphin Island, its ecology and its wildlife, and art projects inspired by it! Campers will use their imaginations to interpret the surroundings they visit while on the island and create artistic pieces based on those observations. Everyone will take home their own artwork, as well as wonderful memories! Space is limited to 15 participants per session, so be sure to sign up early!